Experience the Power of Modern Dance in Contemporary Choreographers Showcase
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The last date listed for The Joffrey Ballet Presents Contemporary Choreographers was Sunday February 23, 2014 / 2:00pm.
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Featured review from Deb O.Red Velvet
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We very much enjoyed this performance. The Joffrey company is outstanding. Our reaction to the choreography was uneven. We really loved the first piece, and were less enthralled by the subsequent pieces. However, the performance definitely made us want to see more of the Joffrey.
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The seats provided by Goldstar were, as usual, wonderful. We were in the dress circle towards the center. The program had three separate pieces, all of which were interesting to watch with imaginative contemporary choreography. The energy of the...continued
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: György Ligeti
Wheeldon’s contemporary masterpiece is a stunning abstract rendering of music into movement and patterns. It is enchanting, wistful, and often profound.
Choreography: Brock Clawson
Music: John Adams, Michelle McLaughlin, Martin Tillman, M83, Jeremy Limb
Named for the well-known Chicago street, Crossing Ashland is a metaphor for facing change within us.
_ Choreography: Alexander Ekman
Music: Mikael Karlsson, Ane Brun & Erik Satie
Episode 31 is a large group piece showcasing the dancers’ youth, vigor and athleticism. The piece features contrasting pumping, almost tribal sequences with strong balletic poses.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Joffrey Ballet
Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino’s uniquely American vision of dance first took form in 1956. The original company consisted of six dynamic and highly individual dancers. While Robert Joffrey stayed in New York to teach ballet classes and earn money to pay the dancers’ salaries, Gerald Arpino led the troupe across America’s heartland, in a station wagon that pulled a U-Haul trailer. Their repertoire of original ballets by Robert Joffrey set them apart from other small touring companies, who often performed scaled-down versions of the classics. From the beginning, Joffrey and Arpino wanted a company that came out of their roots, out of America.